Elder Law Associates, PLLC was formed to assist families with the sometimes-frightening legal problems that affect seniors and their families. J. Randal Tomblin, a former business executive and attorney, have combined years of legal and business experience to serve seniors and their families dealing with issues of an aging population.
Elder Law is a legal field that includes estate planning, incapacity issues, conservatorships, housing and nursing home advice, Medicaid eligibility planning, elder abuse issues and related topics such as probate of estates that become increasingly important as we grow older or become disabled. Our mission is to assist families with legal problems that affect problems that affect seniors and their families when they are forced to deal with issues of failing health and long-term care needs. Whether the client needs Medicaid eligibility planning to protect assets or traditional estate planning, we can help make it happen and provide a level of comfort in knowing that the elder person’s future needs will be met.
Elder Law is a specialized area that involves representing, counseling and assisting seniors, people with disabilities and their families in connection with a variety of legal issues, with a primary emphasis on promoting the highest quality of life for individuals. Typically, Elder Law addresses the convergence of legal needs with the social, psychological medical and financial needs of individuals. The Elder Law attorney handles estate planning and counsels’ clients about planning for incapacity with health care decision-making documents. The Elder Law attorney also assists clients in planning for possible long-term care needs, including at-home care & assisted living. We invite you to review our web site, educate yourself on Elder Law issues, receive updates, and educate and share the information with those you care for and about.
Managing one’s affairs and leaving an estate for your loved ones so that they will continue to benefit from a lifetime of hard work and saving is an important objective with most seniors.
Many seniors worry that the costs of a debilitating illness will be more than they can afford. Is long-term care insurance a good idea? What about buying into a life care community? All these new types of housing--assisted living, continuing care, independent living-what do they mean?
When loved ones are becoming unable to care for themselves, the financial and emotional issues the spouse and family face can seem overwhelming. If qualification for Medicaid is required, we can offer plans to protect assets for the benefit of the well spouse and speed eligibility for the institutionalized spouse.
When a loved one passes away, we can handle probate of the Will or interstate administration.
When loved ones become unable to make decisions for themselves, a court-supervised conservatorship is sometimes the only way to protect them and their financial resources.
Parents supporting a child with a disability are often concerned about how their child will be cared for after their death. Through a special needs trust, parents can protect their child's government benefits and still provide supplemental financial help. Family members can, in limited circumstances, also use a special needs trust to provide supplemental assistance to a parent in a nursing home.